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News last update:5 Nov 2019

Steketee shows camera-controlled hoeing machine at Agritechnica

At Agritechnica Steketee will display a prototype of a camera-controlled hoeing machine.

Equipment manufacturer Steketee – part of Lemken – will display new hoeing machines at Agritechnica.

What’s new is that the working width is adjustable per element, in a quick and easy way. Steketee will also show a prototype that uses cameras to automatically adjust the working width.

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Adjusting the elements is usually done manually. Steketee now automises this. - Photo: Hans Prinsen
Adjusting the elements is usually done manually. Steketee now automises this. - Photo: Hans Prinsen

3 versions

The new hoeing machine comes in 3 versions. The first is equipped with a manual spindle adjustment, with which the working width can be adjusted without any tools at millimeter accuracy.

The second version comes with an electric adjustable spindle, with which it’s possible to adjust the working with from the cab of the tractor, using a wireless controller.

Cameras

The third version is equipped with cameras, with which the working width is automatically and continously adjusted based on the images provided by the cameras.

The spindle version will be available in 2020, the fully automatic camera-controlled hoeing machine will be launched as a prototype after 2020.


  • Thanks to the spindle adjustment the working width can be adjusted at millimeter accuracy. - Photo: Steketee

    Thanks to the spindle adjustment the working width can be adjusted at millimeter accuracy. - Photo: Steketee

  • This version is equipped with an electric motor that adjusts the working width, to be followed by a version that uses cameras to automatically adjust the working width. - Photo: Steketee

    This version is equipped with an electric motor that adjusts the working width, to be followed by a version that uses cameras to automatically adjust the working width. - Photo: Steketee

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